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Celebrating lives and achievements of famous people of the world in this column by Nykdaily.

(In)Famous People: Fugitive Rafael Caro Quintero

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Rafael Caro Quintero is a Mexican drug trafficker who co-founded the now-disintegrated Guadalajara Cartel with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and other drug traffickers in the 1970s. He...

Friedrich Miescher: First Scientist to Isolate Nucleic Acid

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Friedrich Miescher was born in Basel, Switzerland. The Miescher family was well-respected and part of the intellectual elite in Basel. Friedrich's father was a physician and taught...

Life and Journey of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: The Greatest Indian King Ever

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Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was the founder of the Maratha Empire in western India. He is considered to be one of the greatest warriors of his time and...

Famous People: American Social Reformer Susan B. Anthony

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Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family...

A Living Chandelier Made of Algae, and other inventions by Julian Melchiorri

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Julian Melchiorri - Inventor Julian Melchiorri is a London based engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, recognized by Forbes as a leading European Union Social Entrepreneur under the...

Stan Lee- The legend Behind Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the X-Men.

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Stan Lee, original name Stanley Martin Lieber, (born December 28, 1922, New York, New York, U.S.—died November 12, 2018, Los Angeles, California), American comic book writer best...

Greatest Gift to World Cricket, Rahul Dravid- The Wall

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One of the greatest Cricketer ever, Rahul Sharad Dravid (born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian captain of the Indian national team.

Satyendra Nath Bose: Untold story of the Indian Father of the ‘God Particle’!

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Satyendra Nath Bose was an Indian physicist specializing in theoretical physics. He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, providing the foundation for Bose–Einstein statistics and the theory...

The Legacy of Ric Flair: A Wrestling Legend Like None Other

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" Wooooooo! To be the man, you have to beat the man!" quotes Ric Flair, possibly one of the most well know professional wrestlers in history. "The...

Devil’s Own: How Hitler rose to Power?

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"We couldn't do any worse. Why not give him a try?" In essence, this mind bogglingly simplistic attitude is what propelled Adolf Hitler to...

A Statesman Par Excellence: Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee (25 December 1924– 16 August 2018) was an Indian politician, statesman and a poet who served three terms as the Prime Minister of India,...

Life lessons from MS Dhoni

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“Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd. India lift the World Cup after 28 years. The party's started in the dressing room. And...

Famous King: Rajendra Chola I

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Rajendra Chola I was one of the greatest emperors of the world. He expanded the Chola Empire from where his father Rajaraja Chola had left. Apart from...

Who Is Heisenberg, and What’s His Uncertainty Principle All About?

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To the average person, the name "Heisenberg" probably brings to mind one of two ideas: either Bryan Cranston's character in the hit AMC TV show "Breaking Bad,"...

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